Safety Training in the UK
Fire Safety Training
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that all employers determine if the fire safety measures around the workplace are adequate. This will require a fire risk assessment to be performed, and such an assessment must consider staff fire training. In order to minimise the risk of fire in the workplace, and supply the employees with the knowledge of what action to take in the unlikely event of a fire, all employees must receive some form of fire safety training. Employees should also be trained in keeping the buildings fire safety equipment in good working order, such as organising dry riser testing, fire extinguisher servicing, and other such inspections and tests.
Health and Safety Training
Health and safety at work is the responsibility of everyone, from the directors, down to individual staff members. As such, the law dictates that training should be given that reflects the nature of their daily roles and responsibilities.